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China cuts as reservoirs fall
This power failure news is from China

China cuts as reservoirs fall

Factories in China’s southwest were shut down and a city imposed rolling power failures after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power.
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Power failure delays flights
This power failure news is from Malaysia

Power failure delays flights

At least one flight was delayed from the Penang International Airport (PIA) during the power failure that hit the island, while factories in the area ground to a halt for up to three hours. AirAsia northern region manager Kenneth Tan confirmed the incident. Factories and schools in the area reported a short blackout, but the recovery took longer for some.
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Businesses hit by power failure
This power failure news is from Nigeria

Businesses hit by power failure

Nigeria’s electricity grid has collapsed again, causing power failures and affecting businesses and livelihoods across the nation. The incident comes 38 days after the national grid suffered a system failure on June 13. Kaduna Electrics said that the cause of the blackout was due to grid collapse.
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Frequent Power Cuts
This power failure news is from Bangladesh

Frequent Power Cuts

Bangladesh has been facing severe power cuts for the last week that the government blames on a natural gas shortage. However, the cuts have spurred protests and criticism of past government policies, as well as calls for new policies.
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Frequent power outages leave residents high and dry
This power failure news is from India

Frequent power outages leave residents high and dry

As power outages continue in parts of the national capital region (NCR) under Uttar Pradesh in Noida, Ghaziabad, residents living in high-rise flats claimed that they are suffering from frequent power cuts and faulty backup by builders.
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Nigerian cities in darkness as electricity grid collapses again
This power failure news is from Nigeria

Nigerian cities in darkness as electricity grid collapses again

Nigeria’s wobbly national electricity grid has collapsed yet again, throwing several cities including the federal capital Abuja into darkness.
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Power outage in Pune
This power failure news is from India

Power outage in Pune

A major fault in the 400 KV high-tension transmission lines of Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL) at Chakan and Lonikand substations disrupted power supply to the twin cities of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad in the early hours.
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Navi Mumbai faces power failures
This power failure news is from India

Navi Mumbai faces power failures

To avoid a total grid failure in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), following the failure of Talegaon Kharghar 400KV line, a rotational load shedding was imposed on emergency basis across Navi Mumbai.
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Power cuts in Sri Lanka
This power failure news is from Sri Lanka

Power cuts in Sri Lanka

Power cuts of up to 13 hours in some areas in Sri Lanka. Though the government has said the duration of the power cuts will be reduced gradually, the power cut were extended mainly due to lack of fuel amid severe shortage of US dollars.
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Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico's homes without power after outage
This power failure news is from Puerto Rico

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico's homes without power after outage

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still were without power Saturday, more than two days after the start of an island-wide outage that began with a fire at a power plant.
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Affected by power outages in Taiwan
This power failure news is from Taiwan

Affected by power outages in Taiwan

Over 4,000 households in Taiwan region's New Taipei city and Kaohsiung city were hit by power outages. The major power outage in New Taipei city was caused by underground cable failure, while the power cut in Kaohsiung city was caused by an accident at a power substation where repairs were underway.
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Kenya got hit by a third countrywide power outage
This power failure news is from Kenya

Kenya got hit by a third countrywide power outage

Kenya on Jan 11. suffered its third countrywide power outage in four years, with the entire country plunged into a blackout for almost four hours after a transmission line broke.
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Major power outage
This power failure news is from Sri Lanka

Major power outage

Sri Lanka suffered a power outage across large parts of the island on Friday, local media reported, as state power workers scrambled to get a key transmission line operational.
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Massive  power cut around the country
This power failure news is from South Africa

Massive power cut around the country

South Africa’s crisis-hit power supplier has extended daily electricity blackouts from over two hours to more than seven in most parts of the country. masive
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Zambia power outage
This power failure news is from South Africa

Zambia power outage

South Africa’s crisis-hit power supplier has extended daily electricity blackouts from over two hours to more than seven in most parts of the country. masive
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Power outage in some areas on heavy rains
This power failure news is from Zambia

Power outage in some areas on heavy rains

Zesco Public relations manager Hazel Zulu said the faults were caused by fallen tree branches and poles on main lines. Limited has attributed the power outages in some parts of the country to faults at its main substations resulting from heavy rains.
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Dublin Hit With Power Outage
This power failure news is from Ireland

Dublin Hit With Power Outage

Thousands of homes in Dublin were left without power on Monday, as the nation’s utility worked to repair a fault on its network.
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Major power outage in Kabul
This power failure news is from Afganistan

Major power outage in Kabul

An explosion resulted in a major power outage in Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday. Though the cause of the blast was not known, it came as another blow to Taliban's efforts to stabilise situation in the country two months after they seized control.

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Thousands outraged puerto ricans protest power outages
This power failure news is from Puerto Rico

Thousands outraged puerto ricans protest power outages

More than 4,000 people outraged over ongoing power outages in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico marched Friday to decry how the lack of electricity has affected their health, work, and children’s schooling
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Power bills remain unpaid
This power failure news is from Afganistan

Power bills remain unpaid

Afghanistan could go dark as power bills remain unpaid. Neighbouring nations supply about 78 percent of Afghanistan’s power, they have not been paid since the Taliban took over.
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More than 10 hours of power outage
This power failure news is from India

More than 10 hours of power outage

As the electricity generation was hit due to coal shortage in the country, its effect has started showing in Bihar with many districts facing more than 10 hours of power outage for the last few days.
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 In darkness after country runs out of electricity
This power failure news is from Lebanon

In darkness after country runs out of electricity

Lebanon has been plunged into darkness after a power outage that is expected to last for several days.
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Power cuts in Ludhiana leave students in lurch
This power failure news is from India

Power cuts in Ludhiana leave students in lurch

Recent unscheduled power cuts in the district are leading to an array of problems for the residents. One such electricity outage on Monday left students of government schools, which don’t have any power backup, with no option but to study in the scorching heat.
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Power cuts hit homes in north-east China
This power failure news is from China

Power cuts hit homes in north-east China

Residents in north-east China are experiencing unannounced power cuts, as an electricity shortage which initially hit factories spreads to homes.
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Daily outages threaten businesses and the health of residents.
This power failure news is from South Africa

Daily outages threaten businesses and the health of residents.

A resident's association in the farming town of Bethal in Mpumalanga has dragged the local Govan Mbeki Municipality (GMM) and Eskom to court, claiming that power cuts of up to 20 hours a day are threatening the livelihoods and health of residents.